Chicken and Avocado Soup

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This Chicken and Avocado Soup with lime, scallions and cilantro is my go-to when I want comfort food with Latin flavors. The perfect chicken avocado flavor combo.

This Chicken and Avocado Soup with lime, scallions and cilantro is my go-to when I want comfort food with Latin flavors.Chicken Avocado Soup

It's also really easy to make, and comes together in less than 30 minutes! The avocado adds a creaminess and richness to the light broth and is naturally low-carb, keto and Whole30 friendly. If you wish, you can also add tortillas or serve it with rice on the side.

This Chicken and Avocado Soup with lime, scallions and cilantro is my go-to when I want comfort food with Latin flavors.

Growing up, my mom made soup practically every night whether it was a first course or the main meal. When she made her Colombian soups, avocados were always on the table to eat with the soup. As a kid, I wasn't a fan, but as an adult I grew to love them and now I practically eat them every day!

Variations and Tips:

  • If you don't have shredded chicken, you can cook 2 chicken breasts in the broth until tender, about 15-20 minutes, then shred with a fork (don't overcook).
  • If you prefer dark meat, boneless skinless chicken thighs work great here too.
  • To make it spicy, add jalapeno or serrano peppers.
  • To pack for work, bring the broth in a thermos or jar with the chicken, and bring the avocado separate, covered with plastic to prevent it from browning. When ready to eat, slice the avocado and add to the soup.

This Chicken and Avocado Soup with lime, scallions and cilantro is my go-to when I want comfort food with Latin flavors.This Chicken and Avocado Soup with lime, scallions and cilantro is my go-to when I want comfort food with Latin flavors.This Chicken and Avocado Soup with lime, scallions and cilantro is my go-to when I want comfort food with Latin flavors.

This Chicken and Avocado Soup with lime, scallions and cilantro is my go-to when I want comfort food with Latin flavors.
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Chicken and Avocado Soup

297Cals31Protein14.5Carbs14Fats
Prep Time: 5mins
Cook Time: 20mins
Total Time: 25mins
Yield: 4servings
COURSE: Dinner, Soup
CUISINE: Mexican
Avocados, chicken, scallions and cilantro in a light broth with a touch of lime. If you are an avocado lover like me, you'll love this soup.

Ingredients

  • 2tspolive oil
  • 1-1/2cupsscallions, chopped fine
  • 2clovesgarlic, minced
  • 1medium tomato, diced
  • 5cupsreduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2cupsshredded chicken breast, 12 oz
  • 8ouncesfrom 2 small ripe hass avocados, diced
  • 1/3cupchopped cilantro
  • 4lime wedges
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste
  • 1/8teaspooncumin
  • pinchchipotle chile powder, optional

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the oil, 1 cup of scallions and garlic. Sautà about 2 to 3 minutes until soft then add the tomatoes and sautà another minute, until soft.
  • Add chicken stock, cumin and chile powder and bring to a boil. Simmer, covered on low for about 15 minutes.
  • In four bowls, fill each with 1/2 cup chicken, 1/2 avocado, remainder of the scallions, and cilantro. Ladle 1 cup chicken broth over the chicken and serve with a lime wedge.

Nutrition

Serving: 13/4 cups, Calories: 297kcal, Carbohydrates: 14.5g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 72.5mg, Sodium: 789.5mg, Fiber: 7.5g, Sugar: 2.5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 7
Keywords: avocado soup with chicken, chicken and avocado soup, chicken avocado soup, keto chicken avocado soup

Recipe originally from 2010. Photo Credit: Plays Well With Butter